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Tintri for Citrix XenDesktop: Citrix Ready®

Citrix ReadyCitrix Synergy is here! Are you ready? We are! In fact, we are Citrix Ready®! Pun aside, we’re pleased to announce that Tintri VMstore has been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop® versions 7, 7.1 and 7.5.

As most of you already know, our hypervisor-agnostic smart storage systems are designed to support mixed workloads—server, VDI, and dev & test—concurrently with VM-level quality-of-service (QoS). That means the virtual desktops and applications will perform well, even when they are mixed into one big easy-to-manage datastore. The adaptive learning behavior of Tintri VMstores does the heavy lifting of working set analysis & optimization so you can focus your attention elsewhere.

We are also excited to share with you a number of new white papers that are geared towards helping you to get the most out of Tintri VMstore systems for running XenDesktop environments. Whether you are an Architect already familiar with XenDesktop and are tasked with planning and designing XenDesktop infrastructure, or an admin who currently supports it, or new to XenDesktop and looking to get your feet wet with a XenDesktop evaluation, these papers are for you!

The first in the series is a XenDesktop Quick Start Guide that will walk you through the process of installing XenDesktop in a very tactical point A to point B manner. Tintri application-aware storage is the perfect platform for your XenDesktop Infrastructure and completely simplifies storage so that you can spend your time and effort on what matters most to you, the applications and VMs that use the storage. The storage no longer has to be the necessary evil that has always required special attention to configure, maintain, and support. Instead, it becomes a powerful tool you can leverage to learn more about what matters most in your environment: applications.

In addition to the XenDesktop Quick Start Guide, we have got four additional papers that explore the heart of a successful XenDesktop implementation: Provisioning & Machine Creation. These are the tools that enable you to create machine catalogs (pools of desktops) that users connect to for their desktops and remote applications.

Provisioning & Machine Creation Deep Dive: This paper explores XenDesktop provisioning methods and other topics that form the recipe for a successful XenDesktop infrastructure.

A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? What can we learn from a picture like this?

Provisioning and Machine Creation

Find out in the Provisioning & Machine Creation Deep Dive paper what this picture tells us and see more examples of similar screenshots. You can decode the information that is readily available at your fingertips thanks to the per-VM monitoring abilities of VMstore and transform the information into valuable insight to help you run a smooth & efficient XenDesktop deployment in your environment.

The next three papers dive deep and explore the pros, cons, gotchas and much more that are unique to each of the following provisioning & machine creation techniques for creating and managing machine catalogs:

Attending Citrix Synergy this week?

Tintri is a proud sponsor of the event and we’d be pleased to see you at Booth #421 and show you how our products can help you.

We hope you enjoy the papers. We appreciate your feedback on these papers, and others you’d like to see.

 

Rob Girard / May 05, 2014

A self-proclaimed Geek, Rob Girard (@robgirard) was one of Tintri’s early customers and fell in love with our product, running several VMstores in p...more

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